Freeport: Sustaining shoreline access for shellfish harvesting

Freeport: There are 2700 acres of clam resources that rely on shoreline entry points, which have not been assessed since the 1980’s. Shoreline access has changed considerably since then and this project addressed this need through accessing all prior established access points and then re-mapping shoreline access points in relation to current shellfish resources. This collaboration worked closely with harvesters, landowners, shellfish committee members, natural resource managers, and a Marine Resource Officer to meet these objectives and support the 55 commercial and 33 recreational harvesters in this region.


Charles Tetreau